Filters for 300tdi? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old March 15th, 2007, 10:45 AM
nas110_300tdi
Status: Offline
nas110_300tdi
NAS D110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: WA
Posts: 9
Filters for 300tdi?

Hi all,

I have searched for answers on this and have not found much.

I am about to change the oil on the 300tdi - first oil change since I aquired it. What oil filter should I be using? Land Rover's part ERR3340? Would it be safe to use an equivelent?

Any recommendations for the fuel filter and fuel sedimenter? I've seen Racor mentioned on some threads here, but I'm confused between fuel filter by the tank and the sedimenter in the engine bay - or is it the other way around? Not sure which needs changed and at what interval. Any help here is much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old March 15th, 2007, 11:04 AM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
The ERR3340 is the same part number as the v8 filter - and before I bought a ten-pack I would just use the ones from Napa.

You can go to Napa and get the fuel filter for an 84 VW Rabbit diesel and its the same one. Napa is all I use since they're so available. I change them when I change the oil.

I dont have a separate sedimentor, but I thought those were just meant to be drained.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 15th, 2007, 11:32 AM
D90user's Avatar
D90user
Status: Offline
steve
109/110 ambulance-55 series I
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,447
Just adding to Jims comments...
The sedimentor is located next to the fuel tank in the wheel arch. There is a small white thing you can un skrew and drain. Thsi also works as a water seperator so drain in to a clear container and watch for water. If you want you can take it apart and clean it. All it does is unskrew the whole bottom portion and tere is a white screen kind of cone thingy that you can clean...Just drain about a half cup at ~2000-5000 miles and you should be fine unless you are having other symptoms.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old March 15th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Rod Hayward's Avatar
Rod Hayward
Status: Offline
Rod Hayward
95 D90 Green #2288
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: larkspur, co
Posts: 871
A couple weeks a go I did an oil change on the 300tdi. When the time came to pull the filter I didn't have one. I did have a PH8A on the shelf that I keep for an old pick up. It worked fine.
__________________
8-track, gun rack, spittoon, gimbal mounted beer buoy, blah, blah, blah, blah......
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 15th, 2007, 12:29 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
The sedimentor was optional, it may or may not be present.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 15th, 2007, 01:32 PM
nas110_300tdi
Status: Offline
nas110_300tdi
NAS D110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: WA
Posts: 9
Thanks guys!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM
Eddie 1's Avatar
Eddie 1
Status: Offline
EDWARD BAHAW
Disco 1 TDI 300 SE
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Trinidad
Posts: 33
Purulator L30001
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 15th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Buckon37s
Status: Offline
Buck
Re-Fendered 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,376
Fram works fine too. I can get the part number if you care.
__________________
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DJ Safety
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
West Coast Rovers
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reel Driveline
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 19th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Antichrist's Avatar
Antichrist
Status: Offline
Tom Rowe
Defender/Disco/Series/MoD
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,280
Racor makes excellent filters. I have a 500fg series in my Lightweight and will be putting one in my Defender too. You can get them that will alarm if the water level in the sediment bowl get's dangerously high.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Tom Rowe
Atlanta, GA

Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.

62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 19th, 2007, 02:35 PM
brn24whl's Avatar
brn24whl
Status: Offline
Eric
1994 RRC SWB
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Capital District NYS
Posts: 1,214
Registry
Mine is set up with a Racor 460T separator with 10 micron filter (Thanks Matt) it fits the factory mounting holes and looks great in the stock location. Some day it might have fuel running through it if I ever get the rest of the thing together.

Eric
__________________
Eric Riston
Commission-Based Retail Sales Representative
1-800-533-2210 ext 231
Direct Line 518-539-2231

If ordering on our online site please choose me as the sales rep. If placing a phone order please call me directly at the numbers above.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
Manimal's Avatar
Manimal
Status: Offline
Carl Jonsson
1995 NAS D90 #219
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,236
Reviving an old thread.

For those who have tried different oil filters, in your experience which is the best one?

Is there one better than the ERR3340 filter?


Quote:
Originally Posted by nas110_300tdi View Post
Hi all,

I am about to change the oil on the 300tdi - first oil change since I aquired it. What oil filter should I be using? Land Rover's part ERR3340? Would it be safe to use an equivelent?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 12:21 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,242
Registry
Sure, just get a PH8A equivalent.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 12:22 PM
Manimal's Avatar
Manimal
Status: Offline
Carl Jonsson
1995 NAS D90 #219
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,236
Pardon my ignorance but whats PH8A?

I haven't changed my own oil yet. Now that I finally have a garage I decided to go for it.

What kind do you run, John?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
Sure, just get a PH8A equivalent.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 01:13 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,242
Registry
Fram part number. At one time the most common filter in existence.

Oil? I use any of the synthetic 5W-40 or 0W-40 diesel engine oils. At the moment, the 90 has Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck in it. Next change will be Shella Rotella T6 (there was a great deal on it in the fall and I bought a bunch). I used to use Esso XD-3 as it was the best price, but that changed.

Choice and pricing is a bit different in the States and I'm not sure what the best deals are. Both the Mobil 1 TDT and the Shell T6 are good choices.

I would suggest to everyone to get oil analysis performed. It does not cost much and will tell you a lot about possible problems with the engine and make sure you are changing the oil at the right frequency.

edit: I'll add that if you do live somewhere that is always warm one of the high quality 15W-40 oils may work as well for you. However, I would suggest doing comparison analysis to make sure this is true.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 07:30 PM
Manimal's Avatar
Manimal
Status: Offline
Carl Jonsson
1995 NAS D90 #219
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,236
Where do you get an oil analysis done?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 09:07 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,242
Registry
I get mine done at the CAT dealer, http://www.cat.com/maintenance-and-support/sos-services. There are a lot of places around. You also have a lot of choices for online and mail order service in the US.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 10:19 PM
Manimal's Avatar
Manimal
Status: Offline
Carl Jonsson
1995 NAS D90 #219
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,236
So back to my original question. From what you're telling me the oil filters are all the same, no one better than the other. Is that a correct assumption?
__________________
Land Rovers. A loosely associated collection of parts, generally traveling in the same direction.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old May 2nd, 2011, 10:23 PM
navydevildoc's Avatar
navydevildoc
Status: Offline
Neill Thornton
1984 D90 300 Tdi / 1965 Series IIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,586
Registry
Uh oh, let the Holy War begin.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
TS888's Avatar
TS888
Status: Offline
Tony Sims
1984 110
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: White Salmon, WA
Posts: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by navydevildoc View Post
Uh oh, let the Holy War begin.
__________________
Quote:
[appropriated from Ren Ching] Most faults can usually be traced to the badge on the grill.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris snell
This is straight out of the Manual for Build Builders.
Tony
1984 110 "Smokey" (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:25 AM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,242
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manimal View Post
So back to my original question. From what you're telling me the oil filters are all the same, no one better than the other. Is that a correct assumption?
No there are good ones and bad ones..... Massive subject. Look for the premium level ones and you "should" be safe. There was (is?) a big study on the net, but it got out of date. I think is CAUSED improvements in filter construction.

On the fuel filter end, I run a 2 micron Stanadyne filter. There have been studies showing marked improvement in injector nozzle life by using better fuel filtration.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
300tdi, tdi

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Substitution parts: oil filters MonLand Defender Technical Discussions 6 January 25th, 2008 10:12 AM
International HS2.8L Filters DesertRat Defender Technical Discussions 3 August 7th, 2006 11:51 PM
OIL...oil...oil... norros Defender Technical Discussions 20 August 22nd, 2004 01:30 AM
Air filters and a bad fuel tank valve thingy! RickM Defender Technical Discussions 1 August 9th, 2004 03:29 PM
Who wants filters? dmarchand For Sale - Parts 0 May 27th, 2004 12:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Copyright